HELP! Installing new card

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  1. GcGX
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    I'm using an HP Pavilion a1012x and I was using a PNY GeForce FX 5700 VE 256mb video card. But all of a sudden my monitor would say "no signal" and the screen would stay black. I just purchased a Sapphire ati x1650 pro 512mb agp video card and I thought I would be able to just pop it in and that's that, but I was wrong. I'm now reading that I need to uninstall my last cards drivers but how can I do that since I can't get to my desktop. Please help. thanks in advance
     
  2. RyuKakashi

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    uninstalling your previous card's driver shouldn't matter before booting.
    once you boot up with your new card, run driver cleaner, and then install your new drivers.
     
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    I can't get to my desktop so how do I do that?
     
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    Hmm a black screen could actually mean a RAM, CPU or BIOS failure. Usually its a problem with RAM. If you have two or more RAM modules try removing one at a time and trying to turn on you PC. Try this with your old graphics card in. The lack of drivers shouldn't make a difference with a new card, you should always get a picture.
     
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    If you're using Windows, boot into Safe Mode.